TASTE Dept. // CHEF
Born in Paris, the talented Chef Franck Salati is known for his traditional approach to French cooking, inspired by French savoir-faire and his home country’s culinary culture – the idyllic enjoyment of the best produce and freshest ingredients. As the Executive Chef at Unico by Mauro Colagreco, Franck expertly applies his creativity and sound culinary techniques to bring a complete multisensory experience to the discerning clientele, along with the finest of flavours.
With over twenty-six years of extensive luxury experience in France and Asia – including time with three Michelin-starred restaurants such as Château de Pray and Royal Champagne, and international five-star hotels such as Crowne Plaza – Franck has spent ten of those years being deeply involved in the Chinese F&B industry. Franck worked closely with the China Cuisine Association (CCA) in Beijing, as well assisted with competitions such as the Disciples Escoffier ASEAN Contest.
Prior to joining Unico by Mauro Colagreco in Shanghai, Franck was Chef Executive Chef at IHG Intercontinental Puxi Shanghai, Executive Chef at Mr & Mrs Bund – which was voted No. 1 in China and No. 7 in Asia in 2011 by the Miele Guide’s Asian’s Top 20 and ranked 95th by San Pellegrino in The World’s Best Restaurants 2012 during his appointment – as well as Senior Sous Chef at Sens & Bund, which was owned by the three Michelin-starred Pourcel brothers and was granted the first prestigious Relais Gourmand in China. Now working closely with two Michelin-starred Chef Mauro Colagreco, Franck brings his years of expertise to Unico by Mauro Colagreco, upholding its unique Latin ambience with culinary creativity, enticing flavours and unrivalled flair.